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He became a member of the Democratic State Central
Committee in 1878, and was chairman of the Executive

•Committee in 1885. In the Presidential contest of 1884 he
was an active worker for Mr. Cleveland, and rendered special

•services as a correspondent of the Democratic National Com-
In 1882 Mr. Warfield bought the Ellicott City "Times." He

•edited this paper, in conjunction with the practice of law, until
1886. In 1886 he originated and organized the meeting that
resulted in the establishment of the Patapsco National Bank
of Ellicott City. He was a director in this institution until 1890,
when he resigned because of the pressure of other business.

In 1887 Mr. Warfield bought the "Maryland Law Record,"
and in 1888 changed it to a daily issue, under the name of the
"Daily Record."

After May 1, 1890), when his term as Surveyor of the Port
expired, Mr. Warfield was not actively engaged in politics,
but devoted his time to the affairs of the Fidelity and
Deposit Company of Maryland, of which he was the founder
and is now president. He was a Delegate-at-Large to the
National Democratic Convention in 1896. He was a member
of the Committee on Credentials, and fought against the un-
seating of the delegates from Michigan, headed by Don Dick-
inson, and after a continuous session of twenty-four hours
succeeded in accomplishing his purpose. Mr. Warfield voted
for ex-Governor Pattison, of Pennsylvania. Although his

•choice did not win, he felt that, as he had participated in the
convention, he was in duty bound to support the nominee, and
he voted for Mr. Bryan at the regular election.

Mr. Warfield is a director of the Central Savings Bank, of
Baltimore, and the Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Mont-
gomery County. He is a member of the Maryland His-
torical Society, Maryland Club and several patriotic and
professional societies and social organizations, among which
are the Maryland Society Sons of the Revolution, the Society

•of the War of 1812, the American Bar Association, the Bal-
timore and the Maryland Bar Associations and the Maryland
Society Sons of 'the American Revolution. He was President-
General of the National Society of the S. A. R. in 1903.

On September 16, 1903 Mr. Warfield was nominated by
acclamation by the Democratic State Convention as the party's
candidate for Governor. On November 3, 1903, he was elected
Governor by a pluralty of 12,625 votes over his Republican

Governor Warfield began his term in January, 1904. The
four years succeeding comprised a period of unsurpassed ac-
tivity and prosperity in Maryland, and Governor Warfield


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